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The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work | [Jon Gordon]

The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

This book offers practical wisdom on discovering your true purpose, professionally and in life in general, in the form of a business fable by Jon Gordon, the best-selling author of The Energy Bus and Soup. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant the seed of inspiration in your life!
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Publisher's Summary

A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life. New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work.

Josh, an up-and-comer at a leading technology company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed.

Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. When he discovers where and how to plant the seed, you'll get a new sense of what it means to live and work with passion and purpose.

This book offers practical wisdom on discovering your true purpose, professionally and in life in general, in the form of a business fable by Jon Gordon, the best-selling author of The Energy Bus and Soup. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant the seed of inspiration in your life!

©2011 Jon Gordon (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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    Sara york, Australia 07-08-11
    Sara york, Australia 07-08-11 Member Since 2008
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    "A light yet insightful self questioning story"

    Funnily enough i wasnt expecting such a light hearted and follow through story. I have read many practical books on finding my purpose and this has been one of the most inspiring, allowing me to question myself in the process of a fable. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to explore where they are at, why they may be there and just enjoy the story of a life and the signs in the offering. This book does make you think about the part you play in the bigger picture, and ultimately the choices that are yours. This will be a book i go back too when i need a rejuvenating view of a life - which is the ultimate review of an audio book from my perspective.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Jackson Los Angeles, CA USA 03-22-13
    M. Jackson Los Angeles, CA USA 03-22-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Great Book...terrible narrator"
    What did you like best about The Seed? What did you like least?

    I'm a big fan of Jon Gordon's work. The content of this book was great. However, the narrator was horrible. His intonation is soo annoying that I found this book very difficult to finish despite the great content.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Synnestvedt’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Jon Gordon is a talented author and narrator. I hope that in the future he sticks to narrating his own books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline East Stroudsurg, Panama 07-23-12
    Jacqueline East Stroudsurg, Panama 07-23-12
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you love best about The Seed?

    It really makes you think and the story line was not as I expected.


    What about Erik Synnestvedt’s performance did you like?

    His voice playing the main character and other characters.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    How to help find my purpose.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a feel good story that is worth a listen. It makes you think about your own life and work situation. I truly enjoyed Erik's performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke Sawyer Atlanta, GA, United States 04-12-12
    Brooke Sawyer Atlanta, GA, United States 04-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Powerful Punch!"
    What did you love best about The Seed?

    3 hours of inspiration. Wonderful story telling. Great food for thought. It confirmed my purpose for my life. If you are confused about life, listen to this. You may not find the answer on what to do with your life, BUT it will help you find contentment and a better attitude to make the most of where you are at NOW and strive for better things.


    What other book might you compare The Seed to and why?

    Purpose Driven Life compacted


    What does Erik Synnestvedt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Time. I am a stay at home mom who focus is on developing the kids. So our car rides are when I can listen to the books that I want to get knowledge from. The voice was soothing.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to two of Jon Gordon's books this week and he's a great writer that uncomplicated things and brings our thinking back to common sense and simplicity. His positive attitude in his writings inspire you to be a better person.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    02-23-12
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    "Positive story, but wrapped in christianity"
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    The actual story is nice and positive, but it is completely immersed in christian crap from

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Burlington, Ontario, Canada 02-20-12
    Roger Burlington, Ontario, Canada 02-20-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Thought provoking"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story got at the essence of finding your purpose in life. The story seemed to try and avoid the fact that it was a spiritual story if not really a religious one. It would have been cleaner had it just accepted that it was rather than trying to conceal as some mystic paranormal activity.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I enjoyed the book. I will likely listen to it again when I've had time to digest it. Did it change my life; probably not. Did it provoke some introspection with a different view point absolutely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Oviedo, FL, United States 02-16-12
    John Oviedo, FL, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Great story . . . Hard to listen to"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Great story that keeps you listening to hear what's next. I would prefer having Jon Gordon read it.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    A story everyone can relate to


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    No, I had a hard time listening to him read this book.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    No, it is complete on its own


    Do you have any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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